The Not-Forgotten Empire: Images of Persia in English Renaissance Writing

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Title: The Not-Forgotten Empire: Images of Persia in English Renaissance Writing
Authors: Grogan, Jane
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7746
Date: 2-Sep-2010
Abstract: This essay argues that the image of Persia is a familiar, largely positive and particularly compelling one for English Renaissance readers and writers. It surveys the range of sources of information available, and the kinds of uses to which they were put. Challenging the weight of recent scholarship on the Ottomans which presents them writ large as the representatives of the 'East' for English audiences and readers, I hope to show that the distinctiveness of Persia in the English imagination is an important counter-weight to this sense of Eastern difference predicated on conceptions of Ottoman threat.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Copyright (published version): 2010 the Author and Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Keywords: English literature;Early modern literature;Persia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-4113.2010.00747.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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